When I Was Young

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When I was young I knew I was different
Feelings of lost were rather frequent
In school I would sit, wonder and stare
But I knew it was nothing that I could repair

WHen I was young I knew I was different
I would read and write, my mind would run rampant
My friends would ask, "Why are you reading?"
And I would reply, "It's a fad I am leading."

When I was young I knew I was different
Their ideas about life were arachic and anicent
I was creative and smart, I had talent and brains
My opinions were spoken, not tattled in chains.

When I was young I knew I was different
Their insults and taunts were rather blatant
I did not cry or whimper or flee
I would smile and reply, "That is just me."